Punch's Political Dictionary
Regular Feature, Notes, Drollery
Medical Practitioners, Education, Nomenclature
Defines 'Doctor' as somebody 'who has taken the high degree in any of the learned professions, but it is not necessary that he should be in the highest degrees fit for the rank assumed'. Adds that although doctor literally means 'able to teach', they are not necessarily 'efficiently taught'.
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